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duke it out over the economy in the first debate of three. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. a particularly strong showing from mitt romney tonight on key topics ranging from the economy to health care. >> abc7 news political reporter mark matthews is here with a look at this first big match up. >> no knockout punches tonight, nothing we will see over and over again on television, but mitt romney did what he needed to do. mitt romney ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennenning the middle class. it is math. it is arithmetic. >> on health care -- >> first of all, i like the way we did it
enough in this economy to seek or get jobs that's really significant. >> reporter: the nation added 114,000 jobs in september, modest number about wt economists were expecting. the government reported upward revision for july and august. 86,000 jobs added over those two months. after president obama's weak debate performance wednesday, democrats are hoping this positive economic news can be a potential boost. >> the president: today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to sre a few political points. it is a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: mitt romney responded to the jobs report, this is not what a real recovery looks like. former ceo of ge jack welsh ignited a twitter storm this morning when he accused the obama administration of manipulating the numbers for political gain. >> there are always charges of manipulation on either side that's conspiracy thinking. >> reporter: the bureau who put out the jobs report are infrom the political process some republicans say welsh was way of base. karen traver, abc news, washi
billion dollar in profit but they don't realize that how the economy is suffering. how the small business is sivshtion at a time when drivers are used to seeing prices drop, sudden surge is making a dent in the pocket book. many folk are wondering when it will get better. >> makes me want to pay more attention to the presidential election coming up. so i want to see what they have to say on the >>reporter: one more note. experts say we can expect gas prices to continue to climb for the time being. >>> there is a new leader of the catholic church for 3 bay area counties tonight. >> i'm humble by the confidence that pope benedict xvith has placed in me. >> that is the new archbishop of san francisco. installation was a moment of pomp and protest. vl lee ann has the story. >>reporter: mood outside the ka that he had rall was festiv festive. hundreds of catholic came to witness the installation of the new leader in san francisco. >> i think it's a big day for catholics. all the bay area. yes. >>reporter: escorted by security officers the priest waved to people waiting outside the cat
to talk about the big issues, including the economy and 50 million are expected to watch this debate. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >> you can catch abc news specialoverage of the debat starng at:00 ter th bate: >> if you would like to join your fellow voters to watch tonight's debate, there are plenty of viewing parties we have a full list on abc7news.com under see it on tv. >>> some voters say i'm going to least country if the other guy wins. jetblue is offering them a way to do that the airline is giving away two -- 2012 seats to customers that come on the loosing end of the battle between president obama and mitt romney, 2012 seats. travelers whose candidate doesn't win can enter a contest to escape to mexico, the caribbean or other destinations outside the u.s. to ease their pain. >>> we want them to come back there, right? >> round trip good point. >> going to cool down a bit? >> yeah you don't have to it is making its way towards us hazy skies back from emeryville this morning, flags outside notice where they are blowing here in san francisco out of the west. we'll tell you how long
and governor romney fight over taxes and the economy. good evening. i'm dan ashley. let's get the latest on this tonight from abc 7 news political reporter mark matthews. it was an interesting exchange. >> it was clear right from the start that mitt mitt romney sae debate as a chance to shake up the race and came out aggressive and prepared and put the president on the defensive for much of the 90 minutes. >> president obama and mitt romney went head to head. the candidates boiled down their economic arguments. >> governor romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes skewed towards the wealthy and roll back regulations that we will be better off. i have got a different view. >> the president has a view very similar to the view he d when ran four years guy. if you will, trickle down government would work. that is not the right answer for america. >> romney's comments about the 47% have take and toll on his campaign even before the leaked video polls showed that americans thought he favored the wealthy over the middle class. tonight he clearly wanted to try and change that perception
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